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August 1980

Morphologic Variations in Graft Endothelium

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, Park Ridge (Ill) Hospital (Drs Rao, Stevens, Mandelberg, and Aquavella), and University of Rochester (NY) School of Medicine and Dentistry (Drs Rao and Aquavella).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(8):1403-1406. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040255008

• The morphologic features of corneal endothelium were studied with clinical specular microscopy in 33 cases of clear corneal transplants. A complete morphologic profile of the corneal endothelium, which included cell density, mean cell area, and variation in cell size (polymegethism), was obtained with an automated, pattern-analysis system. Our observations demonstrated variation in all these parameters of graft endothelium with time, indicating that graft endothelium is in a state of transition during healing and that the end point to the healing process is still to be determined.